Topband: RX / TX antenna switching

Gabriel - EA6VQ ea6vq_ml at
Thu Sep 22 13:27:40 EDT 2016

I will appreciate your advice in the best (but simple) way to switch between RX and TX antennas for a transceiver that does not have a separate RX antenna input.

The system should be able to switch from RX antenna to TX antenna when PTT is applied (and vice versa) but also allow to switch between the two antennas during reception in order to compare.

I have thought about using a coax relay as I do switch the VHF preamps, but I think it's switching will possibly too slow and some RF could flow to the RX antenna, causing damage. 

Any ideas will be welcome!

73. Gabriel – EA6VQ

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